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The Oarsman

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Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
+353 71 962 1733
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Cork, Ireland
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was amazed at the food in this place - I used to live in Carrick-on-Shannon, many years ago, and couldn't quite equate the beautifully-presented and adventurous cuisine before me with what I had known here 18 years previously. Still, that's progress. Attentive and friendly service allied with a broad and exciting menu, beautifully cooked and presented, made this one... More 

Thank Ian W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and really friendly staff very comfortable with great ambience in an old Irish style restaurant with open fires etc

Thank Sinead F
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Oarsman markets itself as a Gastro Pub and is very centrally located in Carrick on Shannon. We ate there on a Friday evening in February. We had made a booking a week in advance and were glad we had done so as the place seemed very popular. The tables are large and well-spaced the pub has a cosy feel... More 

Thank OllieMcG
County Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a table booked for St Patricks Day, we waited over an hour for our food, was told that they weren't expecting such a crowd??.... When food arrived the portions were all different, had to keep asking for water, chicken wings were brought out but no finger bowls, then at the end of the meal coffee was brought out less... More 

Thank Lorraine Q
County Leitrim, Ireland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy a trip to the Oarsman in Carrick on Shannon for lunch or an evening meal. The food is consistently good and the Friday night live entertainment is brilliant. Excellent staff led by Jacinta make the whole experience top notch.

Thank AMLIreland
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning food. Excellent service. Waiter and waitress were extremely professional, friendly and kind. Myself and my friend both went for their value meal. It was exactly that, a three course meal for less than thirty euro each that was just delicious and excellently presented. They also had a birthday plate ready for my friend and sang happy birthday to... More 

Thank Emsy1185
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table via their website, easy. Booking was confirmed by email. Lovely table reserved for us by the fire. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Staff friendly and attentive. Wonderful night. Also if you order a pot of tea, the teapots DONT leak as you pour the tea.

Thank April V
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place based on net searches , could not have been happier great service great food great price , in fairness just a great place full stop

Thank Paul D
North West Ireland
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Best restaurant in Carrick on Shannon. A genuine Oldie worldy interior covering 2 floors. Always busy so it would be advisable to pre-book. (Tip - if they tell you they are full say you dont mind being served at the bar). Actively managed by family owners who often appear at the table. When we visited they had at least 2... More 

Thank TravelJunkie082
Gorteen, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food was great the chicken wings starter was the best I've tasted. The beetroot soup was also excellent . I had the fish of the day as mains and couldn't fault it. The Choclate brownie for dessert was also amazing. Unfortunately the boiler was broken on the evening we visited and the place was quite cold, these things happen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Leitrim  >  Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Phone Number: +353 71 962 1733
We are a multi award winning bar & restaurant featured in the Michelin Guide & McKenna's Top 100 Restaurants. We are passionate advocates of using well sourced quality local & artisinal ingredients. As we are the seventh generation of our family in the hospitality trade we know the importance of continuing the legacy of offering a high quality service led experience. We would love to welcome you to The Oarsman soon.

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